Donald William Strong
Donald William Strong passed away September 9, 2022, at home in Rehoboth with his dear wife of nearly 57 years and their family by his side. Don prayed that he would finish strong after a year-long fight against liver cancer, and his prayer was answered.
Don was born December 19, 1942, in Attleboro to Lester W. Strong and Helen King. In 1965 he married the love of his life, Linda Fairhurst. Don and Linda were best friends who truly enjoyed one another's company, whether it was watching the sunset on Nauset Beach during their annual stay or on one of their memory-making trips. Most of all they enjoyed cheering on their seven grandchildren at their recitals and sports events.
Don was a hard worker, dependable and loyal. He shared stories of working on a mink farm in Rehoboth as a teenager, as a pinsetter at the bowling alley, and at Glass Craft in Woonsocket. He counted it a privilege to be employed by Bliss Bros. Dairy as the Ice Cream Plant Manager for much of his 43 years there, retiring in 2010.
In his free time, Don enjoyed fishing and watching the Red Sox and Patriots.
Don was a man of faith and integrity, apparent to all who met him. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church in Attleboro for many years and served as a deacon, elder, small group leader, and Sunday School teacher. More recently, he worshiped at Barrington Baptist Church in Barrington, RI where many have come to see his dependence upon the Lord and his desire for others to know Jesus.
Don was predeceased by his mother, father, and brother, Allen Strong. He is survived by his sister, Erma Remington. Don leaves a God-honoring legacy in the lives of his loving wife, Linda, daughters Cheryl (Bob) Marshall, Lesley (Steven) Berube, and Wendy (Scotty) Neasbitt, and seven grandchildren Nathan and Rebecca Marshall, Amelia and Marah Berube, and Lauren, Logan, and Liam Neasbitt.
A service celebrating Don's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Barrington Baptist Church, 25 Old County Road, in Barrington, RI with a collation to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's memory may be made to the Barrington Baptist Church.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200